Welding gloves are personal protective equipment (PPE).
That protects the hands of welders from the hazards of welding. These gloves allow digit articulation while protecting the operator from electrical shock, extreme heat, and ultraviolet and infrared radiation, and also provide abrasion resistance and enhanced grip.
Welding gloves are typically part of a welding ensemble but have particular care taken for their design considering the proximity of the gloves to the welding process. Gloves are worn over the hand with individual sheaths for each finger and thumb. It should be presently noted that welding mittens do exist, but are generally less useful. No matter, the functional principle remains the same: these garbs are composed of materials that are durable, electrically nonconductive, and dissipate heat well. Additional materials will be incorporated to enhance the glove’s protection. Many gloves feature oversized cuffs to provide vambrace-like protection against splatter on the forearm.